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SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

Philips to establish research and innovation hub in Kenya

Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, which is to work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing them to the market.

26 Mar 2014

Translators without Borders ups humanitarian aid in Africa

Greater access to vital healthcare information, disaster relief and training provided as the non-profit expands its global programmes on the continent.

30 Jan 2014

Winners of the Pioneers of Health Challenge announced

Following its Pioneers of Health Challenge, Good Worldwide Inc has announced the selected winners who will participate in the four-day Pioneers of Health Conference being held in Cape Town at the UCT Graduate School of Business in the V&A Waterfront from 10-13 December 2013.

11 Dec 2013

Drinkable water produced from a billboard

Capital Lifestyle Magazine reported on 8 August 2013 that engineers in the city of Lima, Peru, "have found a way to use the intense humidity to produce drinkable water from a billboard." (video)

8 Aug 2013

Efforts to tackle malnutrition recieve boost

Glenmark, a global integrated pharmaceutical company, will spend Kshs5 million this year on a three-year programme to address malnutrition in Nairobi's Kibera slums.

By David Njaaga 15 Jul 2013

Facilities meet top health standards

The Council for Health Service Accreditation (COHSASA) has issued its latest accreditation awards to healthcare facilities in Africa, including the King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda.

Issued by COHSASA 6 Jun 2013

Mercury hazards face developing countries

NAIROBI, KENYA: Communities in developing countries are facing increased health and environmental risks linked to mercury exposure, the United Nations Environment Programme said on Thursday (10 January).

11 Jan 2013

TCCC celebrates Global Handwashing Day

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), through its Africa Foundation, joined the rest of the world on Monday, 15 October 2012, to mark the fifth anniversary of Global Handwashing Day 2012.

16 Oct 2012

Non-communicable diseases: Africa must 'spend a lot more'

BERLIN, GERMANY: According to scidev.net, Olive Shisana, CEO of the South African Human Sciences Research Council, said at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany that infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, are expected to decline while non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, will increase in Africa over the coming decades.

4 Nov 2011

Fast pace of Africa's urbanisation challenge water supplies; sanitation

Rapid urbanisation over the last five decades is changing Africa's landscape and also generating formidable challenges for supplies of water and sanitation services says a new UN report released this week.

24 Mar 2011

SMS becomes a business, healthcare tool

SMS is used more in customer relationship management (CRM) in developing countries like SA than in other markets because more individuals have cellphones than internet access.

By Jennigay Coetzer 17 Mar 2011

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